M 'n M

Mustangs in the Middle: March 17, 2017

In This Edition:

  • Communications Procedures
  • Scheduling Registration
  • School Musical
  • PTA Update
  • IAAT
  • Summer School
  • Reflections Winner
  • Monday is a GREEN Day

Communication Procedures

As we all know, cell phones can be a valuable tool for a multitude of things we do on a daily basis. As a society, we are becoming accustomed to instant communication with family, friends, co-workers, etc. Sometimes, that need for instant communication can pose problems.

We are experiencing some problems of our own, and parents, we need your help. Too often parents are coming up to the school/main office, unannounced, to pick up their child for a variety of reasons (feeling ill, argument with friends, conflict with others) because their child texted them during the school day. This causes confusion in the main office and circumvents the procedures we have in place for signing students out of school. There are procedures in place, that need to be followed if a student feels the need to call home or leave school. Students are to report to one of the offices or even the school nurse, where their concern can be addressed. A child can call home and speak with a parent as needed. Please be helpful in this area, parents. If your child texts you during school hours- which is very possible for her/him to do- and you feel the need to respond, please direct her/him to go to one of the three offices (one on each floor) or even the nurse's office if feeling sick.

Thank you, for your attention to this matter.

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Scheduling Registration

There are still some students/parents who are yet to register their classes for the 2017-18 school year. Please work with your child to fill out his/her registration as soon as possible (March 10 was the deadline) so we can begin solidifying the schedule for next school year. Please refer to the diagram below (lower right side) to assist in locating the correct link on our webpage.
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School Musical

Congratulations, to the cast and crew of Singin' In The Rain. I am so proud of all of our young people who put on a show that would rival many high schools!

Way to go, Gang!

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PTA Update


Our next Rockin at the Rec is Friday April 7, 2017 from 6:30 - 9:00pm. Tickets will be on sale Wednesday (4/5) and Thursday (4/6) during lunch periods for $5 and $10 at the door. This month's theme is neon . THIS IS THE LAST DANCE FOR CURRENT 8TH GRADE STUDENTS.

We are in need of parent volunteers. Please consider helping out. Use the link below to sign-up. Parent volunteers will receive a free ticket for their child.


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Pi Day Fashion Show


Along with 6th grade honors students, a select number of 7th grade students, currently in Pre-Algebra 7, will be taking the IAAT. Coming home with these students yesterday/today is a letter that gives information about the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT) that they will be taking on Wednesday, March 22. The letter has an Opt-Out section at the bottom of the page. It is to be signed by a parent and returned only if you DO NOT want your child to take it.

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Students Work With Morse Code

Summer School

Middle & High School Grades 7-12

WHEN: June 12th – 30th Monday-Thursday 7:30am-11:30am or 12:00pm-4:00pm dependent on course schedule

WHERE: Strongsville HS

COST: $175 per course / ($225 non-resident)

· In person courses offered for credit advancement:

o Economics

o Health

o Physical Education

o Financial Literacy

In addition, SCS will offer Middle School and High School courses online for credit recovery ($100 per semester). Please work with your building Principal and/or counselor to determine if your child may be in need of summer school. All courses are online with open lab hours in the mornings for teachers to meet with students and assist with questions. Registration forms will be available on the district website in the coming month.

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Reflections Winner

Congratulations to our very own 8th grader, Vardaan Shah, won a Reflections award for Music Composition. . . the esteemed "Award of Excellence". This is a first place award by our Ohio PTA. His piece was truly amazing!


SMS Website: Click Here

PTA Form: PTA Membership Form

Important Dates

  • Mar 21: 6:30 / 8:00 Band Concerts
  • Mar 22: IAAT Test
  • Mar 27-31: Spring Break!
  • Apr 5 6th Grade ELA AIR Test
  • Apr 6: 7th Grade ELA AIR Test
  • Apr 7: 8th Grade ELA AIR Test